Skin Tightening

offered in Arcadia, Miami, Homestead, Sarasota, Venice , Longboat Key , Bradenton and Northport , FL and Midwest City and Chickasha, Chickasha, OK

Skin Tightening

Have you noticed your skin becoming more loose and crepey over time? If so, skin tightening treatments offer a solution and are among the services available from the highly skilled team of practitioners at Luminary Dermatology, with 10 locations, including a laser office in Venice, Florida. Book a visit online today to learn more, or call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What are the benefits of skin tightening?

Skin tightening is a medical aesthetics treatment that uses light energy to smooth and tighten your skin. Luminary Dermatology is proud to offer treatments using the SkinTyte® platform from Sciton®, an industry leader in laser technology. 

Skin tightening offers the chance to achieve more youthful facial contouring by tightening loose or sagging skin, but it’s also a wonderful option for tightening skin in other areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Jawline

Many people choose SkinTyte treatments over more invasive options because they want to achieve impressive results without the risks and recovery time of plastic surgery. Others are not quite ready for a face-lift, tummy tuck, or other surgical intervention yet want to develop tighter, smoother skin. 

What happens during skin tightening treatments?

SkinTyte treatments do not require any anesthesia and are not painful. If you have especially sensitive skin, a topical numbing cream is an option. 

Your practitioner moves the handheld treatment device over the surface of your skin. They make four passes, directing light energy into the deeper layers of your skin, where it converts into heat. 

That heat triggers your body to produce new collagen and elastin cells, which fill out the skin from within, creating a tighter look and feel. The surface of your skin remains at a normal temperature, so there is no damage and no need for extensive recovery time. 

You might feel a sensation of warmth during sessions, and some people report mild stinging or burning sensations. There is no significant discomfort, however. Most people benefit from a series of three to six treatments spaced out over a few months. 

What is the recovery process like after skin tightening?

A degree of swelling and redness is typical in the hours following your SkinTyte treatments. However, you don't need to restrict your activities and can even return to work after the treatment. 

It’s important to protect your skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays after any form of laser therapy. Wear high-quality sunscreen, even if you don’t plan to spend much time outdoors. 

Expect to see results develop over time. It can take as long as four months to see the full results of your treatments. Many people come in every couple of years for maintenance sessions to extend their results. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to schedule a personalized consultation.